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Overview: Candid conversations on the history of access, equity and inclusivity for people of color at the College of Charleston and a vision for where we are headed as we move forward with the 250th; with special recognition of CofC Alumnus Judge Waties Waring.
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Themes: Courage, Risk, Being the First, Being the Only (on both ends of the spectrum)
3:30 p.m. Welcome (2 min)
3:35 p.m. Opening Remarks (5 min)
Demetria Noisette Clemons
3:40 p.m. 1770-1954 | Laying the Foundation for Change (20 min)
Brian Hicks, journalist for the Post & Courier, discusses his book “In Darkest South Carolina,” about the life and times of CofC Alumnus Julius Waties Waring and his trailblazing efforts to achieve civil rights through judicial activism
Moderator: Herb Frazier, Public Relations Director for Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
4:05 p.m. 1954-1971 | Breaking the Color Barrier (30 min)
CofC alums Otto German and Linda Dingle join longtime faculty member Dr. Andrew Lewis, former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, Jr. and the Honorable Lucille Whipper for a dynamic discussion on the struggle to integrate CofC
Moderator: Dr. Bernard Powers, Interim CEO for the International African American Museum
4:40 p.m. 1971-Present | Charting a New Course (20 min) – fireside chat style
Closing conversation between President Andrew Hsu and Dr. Renard Harris – associate vice president and chief diversity officer – on CofC’s current and future plans to advance access, equity and inclusivity
Moderator: Octavia Mitchell, Morning & Midday Anchor for WCBD News Channel 2
5:00 p.m. Post-event Reception
Additional CofC History Makers will be Present to share their CofC Stories with the audience
Featuring additional history makers and trailblazers such as Tony Meyer, Tippy Stern Brickman (daughter of President Ted Stern) and Elizabeth Ganaway (widow of Eddie Ganaway)